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Activision PR service: Call of Duty Modern Warfare beta on PS4 will not be in the Russian Federation at all

But on other platforms, everything is according to plan.


On the evening of September 12, the open beta of Call of Duty Modern Warfare was supposed to start for Russian PS4 users, but at the appointed 20:00 the test client did not appear in the PS Store – instead, all editions of the game disappeared from the store .

The next morning, official PlayStation support began to inform players that the game would not be released in the Russian segment of the online store. The support agent confirmed this information in a telephone conversation with – he said that pre-order players will be refunded.

For representatives of Activision, what happened seemed to be a surprise: in the official community of the game, VKontakte is still the last post about the imminent launch of the beta.

For already a day, the administration has been responding to the players that “understands the situation”.

Initially, the Activision PR service told that it was working to ensure that PS4 owners in Russia get access to beta at least next weekend, but this is not destined to come true.

Unfortunately, we confirm that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to support open beta testing of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare network game in Russia. At the same time, our plans for open beta testing on Xbox One and PC remain unchanged. The beta test will be available to players on these platforms from September 19 to 23, 2019.

Activision PR Service

As for the release, it is currently known that the game will definitely be released in and the Microsoft Store. The shooter will start in Russia on October 25 and will receive full support – including advertising.

We are negotiating with our colleagues from Sony and will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Activision PR Service

As for the PlayStation, in the official Russian social networks of this brand Modern Warfare has not been mentioned since May 31 – there were no subsequent entries, or they were deleted.

On May 31, the very trailer of the game was released, in which the White Helmets organization appeared. The video was immediately criticized by the federal media.

Meanwhile, the shooter still has no pre-orders in Russian retail, where the main sales would probably have come just on PS4.

How pro-government Russian media met the announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 

contacted the press service of the PlayStation in Russia. The company has confirmed that at the time of writing, the note does not accept pre-orders for the game.

Unfortunately, we cannot start with the COD: Modern Warfare Beta project this weekend in Russia. At the moment, we do not accept pre-orders for COD: Modern Warfare in the Russian Federation. We apologize for any inconvenience and share additional information when it becomes available.

PlayStation Press Service


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